Ghana captain Andre Ayew expressed delighted with an African coach leading the Black Stars at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Otto Addo replaced Serbian Milovan Rajevac as head coach in February after the Black Stars' disappointing campaign at the Africa Cup of Nations where they were eliminated in the group stages.
The former Swansea City star says Addo has proved that local coaches can get the job done for African nations.
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“We are delighted. He’s a former national team player, now the manager and it was he who got us through the last two games against Nigeria to the World Cup,” Ayew told FIFA.com.
“He’s doing a great job and we’re all behind him and plugging away. He’s shown that Africans can make it to the next level.”
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Ayew also insists that revenge will not be on their mind when they face Uruguay in their final group game.
“Football’s not about taking revenge. We simply want to win and make our country proud,” Ayew told FIFA.
“It [against Uruguay] will be our last group game, so I just hope whatever result we get is enough to make it through to the next round. We have to focus on the here and now, what happened before is irrelevant today.”
“We have to do our best to make the continent proud, because playing the World Cup is actually for the whole of Africa, not just Ghana alone. And that’s really all we intend to focus on.”
“Portugal are up there among the favourites and their quality stands out. Not to mention having one of the best players in the world in Cristiano Ronaldo. It promises to be a momentous occasion and we have to live up to what people expect.”
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